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Samuel Sorrell was born in 1754 in Virginia.  He was the son of Robert Sorrell, a Captain in His Majesty's service.  Samuel Sorrell was a Revolutionary soldier from North Carolina whose ancestors came to Virginia by 1635.  He married a Ms. Newberry in 1772.  He died in 1811 in Georgia.

Samuel Sorrell Chapter, NSDAR, was organized April 15, 1926, by 54 charter members. It is the fourth oldest chapter in the Houston area. Chapter members promote patriotism, historic preservation, love of country, and scholarship through various programs conducted in local schools and in several community service activities.

Samuel Sorrell Chapter, NSDAR is a proud member of the George Washington 1999 Bicentennial community.

Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the following months: January, February, March, April, May, October, and November.  

In December we have our annual Christmas luncheon on the 2nd Saturday. Our anniversary tea is held in April usually on a Sunday, and at our May meeting, we hold our memorial service for deceased members.

Guests are welcome to all meetings, special events, field trips, and volunteer services. For more information on specific meetings, dates, and places, please e-mail Carolyn Korkmas.

Our chapter  participates in citywide events, such as the Constitution Day celebration in September and the Flag Day Celebration in June.

Our chapter is also involved in statewide events, such as Fall Forum, Bells Across America, TSDAR State Conference, and the NSDAR Continental Congress.

Activities of the chapter include the following:

  • honored new members at the Spring Tea in April

  • honored all members over 90 years of age and all 50-year members

  • participated in the Book Project for Houston Independent Schools by giving over 100 new books to the teachers for their classrooms

  • participated annually in the SAR Genealogy Fair in April, beginning in 2003 in the city of Sugar Land, TX

  • membership chairman personally worked with over 100 ladies to help them present their application for membership into DAR

  • placed over 400 flags in elementary schools for use in their Flag Day Ceremony

  • collection of Items of Need for the Volunteer Services at the Veterans Hospital to be distributed to the patients in this facility

  • collection of Campbell's Soup labels for schools supported by NSDAR

  • collection of grocery coupons for American Military Service Personnel to be used on American base PX stores

  • collection of cancelled stamps for therapy at VA hospitals and various children homes.  Children improve fine motor skills by pulling the cancelled stamps away from the paper.

  • participated in the fall with the Fisher House fund raiser, decorated for the inhabitants' Christmas Party, and we continue to provide needy items directly to the Fisher House, in addition to the VA.

All collected items are handed in at any regular scheduled meetings, any luncheon the chapter is involved with, or may be mailed to the chairwoman of that committee.

The Chapter Registrar and the Membership committee are eager to meet with each prospective member to assist in obtaining and completing the appropriate application forms for membership, to help with research toward qualifying the ancestors, and to answer all questions concerning our chapter and DAR. You are encouraged to contact us for further information and assistance in becoming a Daughter of the American Revolution.

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